infatuation Definition

an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.

Using infatuation: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "infatuation" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was infatuated with him for months, but eventually realized it was just a passing infatuation.

  • Example

    His infatuation with the new video game consumed all his free time.

  • Example

    The director's infatuation with the leading actress was evident in the way he shot her scenes.

infatuation Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for infatuation

Idioms Using infatuation

  • when someone is in love, they are unable to see the faults or negative aspects of the person they love


    Despite his many flaws, she couldn't see them because love is blind.

  • head over heels

    completely in love or infatuated with someone


    She fell head over heels for him the moment she met him.

  • the experience of falling in love with someone the first time you see them


    For her, it was love at first sight when she saw him across the room.

Phrases with infatuation

  • a type of infatuation experienced by young people, characterized by intense but often short-lived romantic feelings


    Their puppy love didn't last beyond high school.

  • a brief and intense romantic relationship that occurs during the summer months


    Their summer romance was a whirlwind of passion and excitement.

  • a brief and intense romantic relationship that moves quickly and unpredictably


    Their whirlwind romance took them both by surprise, but they were happy together for as long as it lasted.

Origins of infatuation

from Latin 'infatuare', meaning 'to make foolish'


Summary: infatuation in Brief

Infatuation [ɪnˌfatʃuˈeɪʃən] refers to an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something. It is often characterized by strong feelings of attraction or fascination, but can be fleeting and short-lived. Infatuation can be seen in phrases like 'puppy love' and idioms like 'love is blind,' where the intensity of emotion can obscure rational judgment.